DC fans had a lot to rejoice about this week after the first official reactions for Wonder Woman were released online. Seeing that the film has been universally praised by critics who were lucky to see it early was definitely reassuring for fans hoping that this foray into big-budget female superhero cinema was a home run. Thankfully, director Patty Jenkins seems to have knocked it out of the park.
In the film, fans will not only get to see Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) thrown into the action of World War I, but we will also see her early life from childhood to adulthood as an Amazon. Actress Emily Carey has the honor of playing young Diana.
Gal Gadot recently had a chance to discuss Wonder Woman as well as young Diana’s dynamic and personality onscreen with her fellow Amazonians:
When you first meet Diana on the island she is about 5-6, and she is this curious little girl who is very courageous, very sassy, and naughty, and she’s very inspired by her aunt (General Antiope portrayed by Robin Wright) and she wants to learn how to fight. But she’s being very sheltered and very protected by her mother, who does not allow her to do so, but she finds her ways. She has this spark in her. She has this fire in her eyes and she eventually gets her way.
Young Diana seems to be like an everyday little girl, given her personality quirks and excitement within the environment she lives in. Of course, not every young girl is destined to save the world – but seeing Diana’s roots before she becomes the legendary Wonder Woman is essential to her origin story.
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Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.
Directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Saïd Taghamoui and Ewen Bremmer, Wonder Woman his theaters on June 2, 2017.
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